The topic of this post has been brewing for a while. No it’s not about science fiction or military history; but it is about another topic close to me…whether I like it or not!
This post is a discussion piece about the long-running battle between men and women for space in the wardrobe to store their stuff.
As the other half of team Styling You, and living in the cute little beach shack that we do, I’ve become accustomed to forever fighting for space to hang my shirts in a wardrobe groaning under the weight of the Stylist’s ever expanding arsenal.
But research among friends revealed I was actually pretty well off. At least I get some space in our bedroom.
Case Study 1
A young couple I know have just bout their first house, and despite the master bedroom of their inner city cottage having a true walk-in wardrobe, old mate was all but banished from the space before he’d even got the fridge up the front steps, while his love trucked in 50+ pairs of shoes and a shed load of clothes.
Case Study 2
Another great couple I know are very similar to us. A couple of kids, a blogging machine that works from home and a husband that understands that some things just are. The bloggers’ husband has been refused access to the walk-in robe, his clothes relegated to the cupboard in the spare room across the hall. He’s ok, though … he has an actual Manland in the form of a double lock-up garage.
Case Study 3
My third example is retrospective, but definitely worth mentioning. A lovely couple we know used to live in a house where despite there being a very handsome master bedroom, ensuite, wardrobe set up, the poor bloke was required to store most of his clothes in the downstairs storage room because there was so much overflow from the lady side of the room!
So my question to you is, how do things roll at your place? Are you and your partner equals in the wardrobe as in life, or do you too run a shiny, frilly dictatorship that leaves your man scrabbling for space to park his thongs? Would love to know your thoughts.
PS. For more wardrobe space dreaming, The Stylist has been collecting “ideas” on Pinterest. You can check them out here and stake your claim.
Main photo credit: Misura Emme
What’s in my bathroom?
1. NIVEA for Men 3-in-1 shower gels, 250ml $4.99 each: I love the convenience of a 3-in-1. Hair, face, body all done from the same bottle. Outstanding. And in four variants – Energy, Sport, Sensitive and my favourite, CookKick
2. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Body and Face Lotion, 250ml $7.40: With the cooler months comes those dry and crusty patches of skin that can be a real pain. And Palmers have produced a lotion that is quick and easy to use right across the body and face for a one-stop-shop for skin protection and nourishment.